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retail

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verb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl, especially for 2 also ri-ˈtāl\

Simple Definition of retail

  • : to sell (something) to customers for their own use

  • : to be sold to the final customer for a specified price

  • : to tell (something) to one person after another : to tell (something) again

Full Definition of retail

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sell in small quantities directly to the ultimate consumer

  3. 2 :  tell, retell

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to sell at retail

re·tail·er noun

Examples of retail

  1. We retail clothing at the best possible prices.

  2. jewelry that retails from $100



15th Century

First Known Use of retail

15th century


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retail

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noun re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Simple Definition of retail

  • : the business of selling things directly to customers for their own use

Full Definition of retail

  1. :  the sale of commodities or goods in small quantities to ultimate consumers; also :  the industry of such selling

at retail
  1. 1 :  at a retailer's price

  2. 2 :  4retail

Examples of retail

  1. She has a job in retail.



Origin of retail

Middle English, from Anglo-French retaille cutting, deduction, retail, from retailler to cut out, from re- + tailler to cut — more at tailor


First Known Use: 15th century


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retail

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adjective re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Simple Definition of retail

  • : relating to the business of selling things directly to customers for their own use

Full Definition of retail

  1. :  of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of commodities at retail <retail trade>

Examples of retail

  1. Is that price retail or wholesale?



1601

First Known Use of retail

1601


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retail

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adverb re·tail \ˈrē-ˌtāl\

Simple Definition of retail

  • : in a store that sells things directly to customers for their own use : from a retailer

Full Definition of retail

  1. :  in small quantities :  from a retailer

Examples of retail

  1. You usually have to pay more if you buy something retail than if you buy it wholesale.

  2. The product sells retail for about $100.



1784

First Known Use of retail

1784




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